Re: Sunset Zones
> > Before the subject of climate zones dies, I would like to know what
> > Zone means. At first mention I thought it meant "when the sun set" and
> > wondered why anyone would care. But, your mention of the Sunset
> > Garden Book's 45 climate zones seems to indicate another set of zones.
> > this correct and if so, are the Sunset Zones listed online?
You are not the only person who first thought this. The Sunset
National Garden Book was published early this year by The Sunset
Company of California. They are the people who make Sunset Magazine,
is well known on the West Coast.
I don't know of the Sunset Zones being listed online. The Sunset
National Garden Book has been available in many chain bookstores, so if
get a chance, you might wish to go thumb through it to see what it is
I do feel that this book has the potential to be far more helpful to
gardeners than the overly broad USDA Zones.
Mark A. Cook